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Summer swimming safety starts with a training day

June 8, 2009
By Charley Townsley, Sports Editor

TOLEDO CHRONICLE - The 2009 Tama-Toledo Family Aquatic Center staff spent last Sunday afternoon in a skills review training session in preparation for the season which opened June 3.

Micki Behounek was in charge of the rescue training. Pool board member Jake Jacobson and Tama City Clerk Judy Welch also participated in the training with new and experienced employees, both lifeguards and concession - admission help.

To make the training as realistic as possible, the Toledo police and EMS were dispatched and responded as they would in a real emergency situation.

Article Photos

RIGHT- Clockwise from the left: Lifeguards Brandon Nelson, Caitlin Spurlin, Abby Horbach and Kaylea Kopsa get the “victim” secure on a backboard in the water before she is taken out of the pool for aid. Sarah Green played the part of the victim in this practice drill Sunday, May 31.
Chronicle photos/Charley Townsley

Lifeguards drilled in the proper way to remove a victim from the pool, check vital signs, and start the CPR process.



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